The Failure of Globalism - Victor Davis Hanson

Updated: Feb 7

Video from Hillsdale College

"In this Highlight from Hillsdale College’s FREE online course, “American Citizenship and Its Decline,” Victor Davis Hanson traces the history of Globalism from ancient Greece to today and shows why attempts to rule the whole world always end in failure.

Hillsdale College is an independent institution of higher learning founded in 1844 by men and women “grateful to God for the inestimable blessings” resulting from civil and religious liberty and “believing that the diffusion of learning is essential to the perpetuity of these blessings.” It pursues the stated object of the founders: “to furnish all persons who wish, irrespective of nation, color, or sex, a literary, scientific, [and] theological education” outstanding among American colleges “and to combine with this such moral and social instruction as will best develop the minds and improve the hearts of its pupils.” As a nonsectarian Christian institution, Hillsdale College maintains “by precept and example” the immemorial teachings and practices of the Christian faith. The College also considers itself a trustee of our Western philosophical and theological inheritance tracing to Athens and Jerusalem, a heritage finding its clearest expression in the American experiment of self-government under law. By training the young in the liberal arts, Hillsdale College prepares students to become leaders worthy of that legacy. By encouraging the scholarship of its faculty, it contributes to the preservation of that legacy for future generations. By publicly defending that legacy, it enlists the aid of other friends of free civilization and thus secures the conditions of its own survival and independence." Click the link below to enroll in this FREE online course today. from video introduction.

The Oppression in China and Globalism

"In the latest proof of the Chinese government’s atrocities against the Muslim ethnic minority of Uyghurs, a 20-minute video has been released by a bespectacled young journalist who calls himself Guanguan. The video, which emerged on social media earlier this month, appears to confirm China’s vast network of concentration camps used for the globally criticised clampdown on Uyghurs. The activist shot the video secretly and documented the concentration camps with one of them showing slogans such as “reform through labour.”

Exploring the street in the Chinese city of Urumqi, the activist tried to look like a tourist and according to the video, with English subtitles, he was scared of being spotted by Chinese guards. It is also pertinent to note that foreign journalists are not allowed in remote areas of the Asian country. Therefore, being a Chinese national, Guanguan tried to explore the region which is not often visited by holidaymakers with a hidden camera in his backpack.." from the article: China's Infamous Detention Camps For Uyghurs Uncovered; 18 Centers Spread Across 8 Cities

In Search of Concentration Camps in XinJiang - A Documentary on Urban/Rural China [5/8]

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Multiplex: Globalization: The Challenge - Os Guinness - Cape Town 2010

Video from Lausanne Movement

"Os Guinness speaks of globalization as the greatest challenge and great opportunity for the church since the apostles. He provides an overview of Evangelical responses and suggests three global tasks for the church.' from video introduction.

Technology is the Biggest Driver of Globalism

"China’s use of high-tech surveillance to oppress and monitor Uighur Muslims is the “future of religious oppression” that could spread across the world if not stopped by the U.S. and other international players, Sam Brownback, U.S. ambassador at large for International Religious Freedom, has warned.

During a webinar on “China’s Rising Threat to Human Rights” hosted by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission on Aug. 21, panelists discussed the religious persecution of Uighur Muslims, a community that resides mostly in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in China, and its implications for the wider religious community.

Brownback said that the tactics used against Uighur Muslims represent the “cutting edge of religious persecution." Estimates suggest that as many as 1 million Uighur Muslims have been subject to internment camps in Xinjiang, where they are taught to be secular citizens who will never come against the ruling Communist Party..." from the article: China's use of technology for religious oppression a 'threat to all of us,' warns Brownback

We Have Become Hypnotized by Our Technology

If technology is the biggest driver of globalism then we have a problem.

There can be little doubt that we have as a society come to see every aspect of our lives; family, food, sex, employment etc. in technological terms. Everything has also been commodified into a transactional exchange.

This is in essence the problem in politics today in which many Christians have turned a blind eye to evil and criminal behavior in their support of Trump and others. It's transactional!

The other HUGE problem is our technological " being" in the world is in conflict with the biblical vision of humanity (in general). Again Christ-likeness is expendable if we are working for a greater social good!

Foucault discussed how technology dehumanizes our thinking through his concept of “problematization” tries to show how many modern “thought forms and practices make aspects of life appear as problems” that must be solved with tools, methods and technologies.

"...Technology Matters sheds light on this dilemma. Nye teaches us that it starts with ourselves. We should not reject technology because it is so ingrained in our lives, we should continue to engage with it. But, we should become aware of how we use technology, in order to become less susceptible to its controlling nature. Perhaps we should blame ourselves and not technology. It is up to us to put our phones down, to ask our friends about their days, to smile at someone in passing. If we can do this, we will be able to form a more thoughtful relationship with the world through science, technology, and society. We will be human again." from the article: Is technology dehumanizing us?


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